Monthly Archives: February 2018

EMOTIONAL FOCUS

By MIKE PATRICK When I joined the chaplain’s staff at Hendrick Medical Center in 1990, part of my first assignment was to work with the patients on the Stress Unit, a non-lock up psychiatric floor. One of the terms used by various mental health professionals was “emotional focus.” In essence, it meant that a person becomes like what he or

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AN OBLIGATION TO WITNESS

It costs me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods or no god.  It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”                                      – – – Thomas Jefferson  By JIM McDONALD I essentially agree with Thomas Jefferson. However, if we know God, that is, having been saved by Jesus’ sacrifice and have a relationship with Him,

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THE PEACH TREE INCIDENT

By DANNY MINTON When I was in elementary school, my mother planted a peach tree in our backyard. That was the time when during the summer months all the kids played outside in either your yard or some neighbor’s yard. Ours was no different. It was a football field, baseball field, and golf course. There were clotheslines with Yellow Jacket

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